Whether you are a construction manager, general contractor, or a subcontractor overseeing sub-subcontractors, it is likely that your company has at some point been named as an additional insured under a downstream contractor's insurance policy. While negotiating for coverage as an additional insured is always a good idea, we have long known that relying solely on secondary coverage can prove treacherous.
The Governor has signed into law the New York Health and Essential Rights Act, or NY HERO Act, which amends the New York Labor Law (NYLL) by adding two new sections. Section 1 of the Act requires that employers prepare model safety plans and prohibits discrimination and retaliation against any employees who exercise their rights under the Act. Section 2 requires certain employers to establish joint workplace safety committees with their employees.
Gregory J. Spaun has been appointed as General Counsel for the Queens and Bronx Building Association (QBBA). Mr. Spaun has been an active member of QBBA for nearly ten years, has been a guest speaker, and was installed on the Board of Directors in 2020. As General Counsel, Mr. Spaun is able to further support the organization and its constituents by providing legal insights to the organization and its members, and advising its Board as to how it can best assist its members within the bounds of the law. This latest appointment adds to WB&&G's resume and reputation for advocating for their clients' interests through active involvement in their trade associations.